Peony Registry

Cultivar
Rita
Originator
Dessert
Group
Lactiflora
Date
1922

Double type; large; late. A cupped flower, flat and saucer-like at first, dark rose-pink outside and flesh-pink or flesh-white within, prominent red marks or stripes on edges of some center petals; opens to more rounded form with a rose-like center showing stamens; fairly fragrant. A fine creamy pink flower in general effect with distinctive markings. Dessert calls it “clear flesh-salmon-pink, slightly shaded silvery carmine of fine and delicate color.”

Reference: 1928-B-d:139